Confirmed: Wyndham All-Inclusive Resorts for Just 15,000 Points

May 27, 2015

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When Wyndham Rewards switched from a traditional tiered award chart over to a flat 15,000 point per night redemption program earlier this month there was much confusion over how this applied to their all-inclusive properties.  Wyndham has six all-inclusive properties under the Viva Wyndham Resort collection and they were pricing online at the 15,000 point level on dates that had availability – even for a family of two adults and two children!

Update: Beginning at some point in 2017, I started hearing reports that children over double occuancy are an additional $27 per night.

However, all while that was happening in practice, the official representative from Wyndham was saying on Flyertalk that the all-inclusive properties do not participate in Wyndham Rewards and thus are not eligible for award nights for 15,000 points.  I personally called and talked to two people in customer service at Wyndham to try and confirm that the 15,000 point/night rate included the all-inclusive aspect of the resorts, and both ultimately said yes, though it did seem that they were guessing and not 100% certain.

While I knew it was possible to book the all-inclusive resorts for 15,000 points online currently, that situation felt somewhat tenuous since the “official” word from Wyndham was that it wasn’t allowed.  For those who wanted to get their co-branded credit card and the 45,000 point sign-up bonus, a little more reassurance that the 15k level for all-inclusive resorts would still be around by the time they get the card would be helpful.

The good news is that we finally have some confirmation from Wyndham that the all-inclusive properties are indeed eligible for the “Go Free” 15,000 points per night redemption rate via the same rep on Flyertalk who initially said they were not eligible!

For what it’s worth, the “Go Faster” award priced out starting at just 3,000 points + $35/night for the all-inclusive in the Bahamas (though that was single occupancy)!

The Wyndham Rewards all-inclusive properties are located in:

  • Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
  • La Romana, Dominican Republic – two properties
  • Playacar, Riviera Maya, Mexico – two properties
  • Cabarete, Dominican Republic

The Wyndham all-inclusive properties include things like:

  • Accommodations
  • Local and International gastronomy
  • Unlimited cocktails, beverages, wine and snacks
  • Daily activities program and entertainment
  • Theme nights and parties, as well as live music
  • Gym Towels and deck chairs International animation staff Discotheque
  • Theatre with a different show every night
  • Kid’s club
  • Shops and boutiques offering local crafts, souvenirs & other keepsakes
  • All taxes and gratuities are included

While I’m not necessarily the biggest all-inclusive fan in the world as I think that they can lure you into some mediocre experiences at the expense of missing out on local culture, I do think that there are some situations where all-inclusive resorts can be a fantastic way to manage family vacation costs – especially when you are booking them on points!  I haven’t stayed at a Wyndham all-inclusive property, so I can’t comment on the quality of the food, activities, etc. at any of these resorts specifically.

Even if the quality isn’t off-the-charts amazing, being able to have accommodations, food, beverages, activities, and entertainment at a beach-front destination for a family of four covered for just 15,000 points per night is pretty stellar.   Being able to get 45,000 of those points from one credit card approval and $1,000 in minimum spending is even sweeter.

Have you been able to lock in any Wyndham award nights for 15,000 points per night?

Photo courtesy of Wyndham V Heavens

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